Generation Red

FULL LENGTH: Erica, Alan, Denver, and Trish are the first four people to be born on Mars. They are waiting to find out if they've passed "The Test," which would allow them to go outside for the first time in their lives. To pass the time, they play a game creating scenes that imagine what life on Earth would be like. As control of the game jumps from person to person, questions are raised about...
FULL LENGTH: Erica, Alan, Denver, and Trish are the first four people to be born on Mars. They are waiting to find out if they've passed "The Test," which would allow them to go outside for the first time in their lives. To pass the time, they play a game creating scenes that imagine what life on Earth would be like. As control of the game jumps from person to person, questions are raised about the truths and fictions in their own lives on Mars. Before long, it becomes apparent that the outside world isn't as simple as they've imagined.
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Generation Red

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    28 Mar. 2021
    Utz has created a rich speculative reality whose details are slowly revealed to us throughout the course of the play without ever slipping into unnecessary exposition. The examination of storytelling, friendship, coming of age, and the tension between following preexisting paths vs forging one's own unique journey is complex and comprehensive. I enjoyed the use of storytelling and genre archetypes to engage with conversations about social and cultural evolution.
  • DC Cathro:
    4 Jul. 2020
    A future story told with retro references about pop culture on a planet without any. Fascinating and fun, but the thrills start coming fast as the play rolls on. Imaginative and intriguing premise Intricate relationships, real and imagined, play out in this sci-fi mystery. Amazing roles and design opportunities.

Character Information

  • ERICA
    20s
  • ALAN
    20s
  • TRISH
    20s
  • DENVER
    20s

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Otherworld Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Benchmark Theatre
    ,
    2019

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Otherworld Theatre
    ,
    2020